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VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2018 list
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
On the bright side they finally do something new with the tired-ass magical fantasy rules of this world. Other than that it's a Star Wars movie. You know what you're getting. That fan petition about striking this from canon because Luke Skywalker "is no longer a hero" is mad funny though. Dude's more of one now than he ever was in those first three.
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Film Journal 2018 (111 movies items)

"Siirtyisin Letterboxdiin jos jaksaisin importata katselut sinne. Yritin joskus mutta en jaksanut kikkailla riittävän kauan."


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Elokuvapäiväkirja 2018 (317 movies items)
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Luokkakokous 2
They took out the offensive rape jokes so that's something? But what's left is a plotless movie that revolves around a dead man having a big penis. It isn't good.
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My movie year 2018 (418 movies items)
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Viimeinen elokuvapäiväkirja 2018 (222 movies items)

"Matkija!"


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Moana                                  (2016)
Still the best modern (possibly all-time?) Disney princess movie and one of the best films of 2016. They've honed the structure to the perfect T and the themes of continuity of life combined with Lin-Manuel Miranda's rhymes is just too incredible a combo. He's the perfect guy to bring sap to any project. Can't recommend this video about the tropes Moana takes down enough: [youtube id=doQB5d3Gggw]
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The Gifted
 The Gifted 4/10
6 months, 3 weeks ago
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The Gifted
Episodes: 10 Seasons: 1 I heard a lot of people call Inhumans terrible. I would rather watch a terrible show than indulge in the boring mediocrity of The Gifted ever again. What a bummer. It has a few things that could be good (like the would-be antagonist agent man who has a tragic backstory) but they fuck them up pretty consistently (said agent man disappears for like four episodes when clearly the most interesting part of his character arc is supposed to be happening).
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The Wailing                                  (2016)
Eric Tsang's new career as a Korean police officer doesn't quit pan out but his spirits will not be broken even with a knife sticking out of his chest.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Pottersville
 Pottersville 4/10
6 months, 4 weeks ago
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Pottersville
This is a quirky indie comedy that's also trying to be a hearty Christmas movie but the material isn't written well enough to carry the concept. You've also cast Michael Shannon, Ian McShane and Ron Perlman as warm and funny characters when the actors, while very funny, are all one step away from murdering you and every single person you know. Then you coat this all in a furry-filled story and it's just... eugh. It isn't even bad enough to be funny most of the time.
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The Foreigner                                  (2017)
The Foreigner is written with such smarts and wit that it manages to pull off having essentially two heavy, concurrent storylines with Chan's revenge story and Brosnan's IRA-intrigue story. It's emotionally engaging and shot real smooth and clinical -like. It feels like a Michael Mann -film without the styliziation. Which is a surprisingly cool feeling.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
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Elokuvapäiväkirja 2017 (315 movies items)

"Kerava on paras mesta. Olen täällä."


7 months ago
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Battle of the Sexes
I hate saying what I am going to say here, but it's necessary. This could be a very good movie. It is not. The key here is Emma Stone. I love her work. She's charming, physical, and can carry a film like a champ. She's the perfect pick for this part. And yet she should be in this movie for about a third of what she is in now. Battle of the Sexes spends a lot of time showcasing the personal lives and struggles of it's two lead characters, and her sexual awakening as gay is cool stuff. It also doesn't really connect with the rest of the film. The same goes for Carell's chauvinist asshole's familial ties. As such, this is a movie with an hour of build-up to a sexual awakening that's then followed by an hour of tennis prep and subsequent match. It's really, really weird and doesn't work as a story. There is a second, you can see it in the poster on the left too, where the movie actually kind of gets to something. It's when Carell is giving one of his many "women need to stay in the kitchen"-speeches. We see people laugh. Stone smiles in disdain. It's the sort of moment a better filmmaker might build a film upon. The people laughing at him are doing it in this "boys will be boys"-mentality, but later we see them in their homes, serious about Carell's message – a message he seems to deliver exclusively because he's sort of a doofus who has never thought about his way of presenting himself, what he's presenting or why he's doing it. If you built a movie around this man and pivotally his failures as a functioning human being – this chauvinism, the role of the class oaf, his failed relationships, his son's disappointment in him – and most of all, his realisation about those things being the way they are because he sees his behavior mirrored back to him the way the public does in that press conference scene – it could be a great movie. This is not that movie. It is often misguided and it's narrative shortcomings work to needlessly hide whatever ideological heart it might have once had.
7 months ago
Lady Macbeth
 Lady Macbeth 4/10
7 months ago
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Lady Macbeth
I appreciate a film going straight from point A to point B but found very little else to be excited about here.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
I am as done with this franchise as earpiece-linefeed -wearing Johnny Depp and "I can't´even put effort into pretending to laugh" Jeffrey Rush are. Points for decent Javier Bardem ASMR though. All those points get deducted because of this shot. Sad. PS. Click to see it in action as a gee-yf.
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The Mountain Between Us                                  (2017)
Some survival movies are built on the eventual pay-off of rescue from insurmountable odds. The Mountain Between Us is built on Kate Winslet earning a hall pass to bang Idris Elba. That's a hell of a hall pass but whaaat
7 months, 1 week ago

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